Thursday, February 21, 2008

Various things

Here's some stuff I've been working on or had laying around for the past few months. Some are for my film this year, and others are not!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Hello, and welcome to my blog! I've had this thing for a while and never actually used it, so I might as well start sometime.

I already have a DeviantArt page where you can see some of my older work (and some newer stuff). I don't post there much either, but maybe this blog will start the habit of something new (especially after my 3rd year film is finished).

To start, here's my film from last year: "Under the Sky"

Under the Sky (2007) from Marvelous Things on Vimeo.

And some art for the little production:

Originally the whole thing was supposed to be stop-motion, but after having transferred from Experimental Animation into Character, I realized that I really just wanted the project done (as in "coherent") after having worked on it for so long already. Stop motion is an incredible medium, but it takes a lot of time, money, and effort that I wasn't prepared for with this project. All the same, I learned an incredible amount from this, and I had fun doing it too!

The best thing about having learned from your previous mistakes is applying that newfound knowledge to more projects, as well as continuing to grow as an artist & animator. I listened to an interview recently with Glen Keane, and something he said really stuck out to me: "It's not that you're 'not good enough', you've just hit the limit of your knowledge. So go out and learn some more!"

So with this year, I'm happy to be working with a new project and challenging myself in new ways, as well as drawing more. A LOT more. It's tough, but that's what makes it fun right? Variety is the spice of life. Let's see how it goes!

Here's to new beginnings - yeah!!